#REVIEW: “SAUSAGE PARTY”
What is there to say about Sausage Party that hasn’t already been seen and said in its jaw-dropping, NSFW Trailer? It’s food against humans in this crude-humoured Animated romp which while in ways is witty and smart, also is unapologetically crass, banal and raunchy. Writers/Producers Jonah Hill/Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen have built a specific brand of humour and their Fanbase know exactly what they are getting here.
The story is set in the aisles of a grocery store on July 4th Weekend. Buns and wieners are set to be united at long last and at the center of it all, we have Frank the Hot Dog (Rogen) and Brenda the Bun (Kristen Wiig), whom are eager to consummate their union. They become divided eventually when Frank learns that the ‘gods’ (humans) just might not actually have the interests of their fellow foods in mind once they leave the store, contrary to what they have been programmed to believe all along.
We get a glimpse into the conflicted world of these foods and their varying beliefs, meeting Teresa the Taco (Salma Hayek), Sammy the Bagel (Edward Norton) and Lavash the Flatbread (David Krumholtz), while the vengeful Douche (Nick Kroll) whose world is turned upside down one day when his destiny a a feminine hygiene product is diverted, after he and others are knocked out of a shopping cart. He makes it a mission to destroy Frank and Brenda. After being separated, we wonder if the couple will ever be reunited and whether or not Frank‘s new-found wisdon will be the great divide in their love.
The fun thing is that our voice talent all are in on the joke and we loved particularly turns from Wiig and Hayek, while we found Kroll through and through grating even though it was his job was to be menacing. On a deeper level, Sausage Party with the bravery of Sacha Baron Cohen‘s Bruno and Borat, makes a statement about politics and religion, and if anything it is comfortable in its Atheism.
Sausage Party is wildly-entertaining, if over-the-top Stoner Comedy is your thing. If you are easily offended then we suggest you look elsewhere because you will not believe your f*cking eyes if you make it to the end!
Sony Pictures Canada release SAUSAGE PARTY Friday, August 12, 2016.